How to Read Paintings: Young Woman with a Water Jug by Johannes Vermeer

A captivating exploration of light by the Dutch master

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Young Woman with a Water Jug (1660–1662) by Johannes Vermeer. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image source Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
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Detail of ‘Young Woman with a Water Jug’ (1660–1662) by Johannes Vermeer. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image source Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
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Detail of ‘Young Woman with a Water Jug’ (1660–1662) by Johannes Vermeer. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image source Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
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The camera obscura principle as illustrated in James Ayscough’s A short account of the eye and nature of vision (1755 fourth edition). Image source Wikimedia Commons
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Young Woman with a Water Jug (1660–1662) by Johannes Vermeer. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image source Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
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